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Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.

Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.

  1. Alex Haley


Series Cast

  1. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    Alex Haley

    7 Episodes

  2. Dorian Harewood

    Dorian Harewood

    Simon Haley

    7 Episodes

  3. Debbi Morgan

    Debbi Morgan

    Elizabeth Harvey

    7 Episodes

  4. Lynn Hamilton

    Lynn Hamilton

    Cousin Georgia Anderson

    7 Episodes

  5. Lynne Moody

    Irene Harvey

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1979 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Roots: The Next Generations premiered on February 18, 1979.

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Roots: The Next Generations
Roots: The Next Generations



Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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